One Thing to Improve – DBlog Week Day 3

As promised, here is Wednesday’s post

Prompt: Yesterday we gave ourselves and our loved ones a big pat on the back for one thing we are great at.  Today let’s look at the flip-side.  We probably all have one thing we could try to do better.  Why not make today the day we start working on it.  No judgments, no scolding, just sharing one small thing we can improve so the DOC can cheer us on!

The one thing I would like to work on changing would probably be how I deal with stress. I stress myself out when my numbers are high (which only makes them higher), when I have exams, when I have to carb count something without a label, etc, etc. Basically it’s a roller-coaster that never ends well.

For example, Let’s say I have to study for a big exam, then my numbers usually go off, then I fret about my numbers being too high, usually followed by getting depressed that my insulin no longer seems to be working like it should, which usually ends with a ton of drips in my arm and a missed exam.

I am going to laugh more. The DOC has really made this so much easier. When I am down, I find that reading a couple of blogs and/or writing on my own really helps. It has become so much easier to deal with challenges when you realize that they are others like you who have been there, done that and are still smiling in the end.

I know that this small step will benefit every other part of my diabetes care. Hopefully some day really soon I will posting that I have a great A1C!

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